Up next on News 7 at 5, investigators try to find out why a plane crashed yesterday in Floyd County.
and we'll tell you why what started as a college prank has landed a former Sweet Briar student a 60 day jail sentence.
Severe weather is moving through West Virginia at this hour and portions of Virginia, including the New River Valley are included in a tornado watch area. Details ahead.
On Health Check, doctors warn about the dangers of obesity,
and people with severe allergies are worried after a popular treatment is recalled.
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The Twin Engine plane that crashed yesterday DID have an adequate fuel supply.
That's the word from federal officials who this morning began looking for clues into what caused the accident.
Teresa Hamilton is at the scene in Floyd with the latest.
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One of the two women charged with shaving the pubic area of a Washington and Lee student will go to jail for it.
Jessica Saveall (SAVE-all) was convicted on two misdemeanor assault charges, one for shaving Chad Casto, and one for attempting to shave another student at a fraternity house.
The judge sentenced her to serve 60 days in jail.
((GORDON SAUNDERS/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; I THINK SOME PEOPLE WOULD SAY THAT'S A PRETTY HEAVY SENTENCE FOR THIS YOUNG LADY, BUT I THINK WHAT THE JUDGE IS SAYING IS IF THESE HAD BEEN MEN WHO STARTED IT, THEY PROBABLY WOULD HAVE RECIEVED AN EQUIVALENT SENTENCE, SO I THINK HE'S MAKING THE STATEMENT THAT MEN AND WOMEN SHOULD BE TREATED THE SAME UNDER THE LAW.))
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Saveall and her attorney had no comment after the ruling... she is appealing the conviction to circut court.
Last month the shoe was on the other foot, Casto and two other men pled guilty to misdemeanor battery for abducting the girls in retaliation for the shaving.
Each recieved a suspended sentence.
Last week, Saveall's accomplice, Lisa Williams pled guilty and also recieved a suspended sentence.
Both women were expelled from Sweetbriar college because of an unrelated auto-theft conviction.
Two Campbell County high school students have been suspended for the rest of the year after they joked about having weapons at school.
The two teens-- who have not been identified-- attend Brookville High School.
Principal Jim Whorley (WAR-lee) says in this day and age, schools can't afford to take any chances.
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((JIM WHORLEY/BROOKVILLE H.S. PRINCIPAL: I THINK PROBABLY THE CLIMATE IN THE NATION, WHAT WE SEE GOING ON AROUND THE COUNTRY HAS MADE US TAKE A SERIOUS LOOK AT IT. WE WANT OUR KIDS TO FEEL COMFORTABLE AND SECURE GOING TO SCHOOL HERE AND WE ALSO WANT THE STUDENTS TO KNOW THAT THEY'RE NOT ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS, BUT THEY'RE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WORDS THEY USE.))
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Whorley says both students WILL be allowed to graduate with their class on Friday.
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Countries that were supposedly neutral may have helped the Nazis during World War Two. We'll have that story next.
And we'll see what a Danville Church is doing to help out children with troubled home lives.
On Health Check, allergy patients are scrambling as a life saving treatment is temporarily pulled from the market.
and Patrick Evans will be around to show us how a bakery is helping local artists get a little exposure and hopefully make a little bread.
Troubled teenagers are tough to place with foster families.
One Danville church thinks it has a solution.
The Greater United Church of God just bought this historic church building on North Main Street in Danville.
It plans to use the basement as a children's group home.
Old Sunday school classrooms will be turned into bedrooms.
And the social hall will be a dining and recreation room.
The church's pastor says he's seen too many good kids get into trouble with drugs, sex, and crime.
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((PASTOR JOHN COLES: WE'RE HOPING THAT THIS HOME CAN BE A PLACE WHERE WE CAN HELP BEFORE THEY GET TO THAT LEVEL. THIS IS WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR BEFORE THEY GET TO A LEVEL MAYBE SOME YOUNG LADY HAS A PROBLEM WITH TEENAGE PREGNANCY AND NOBODY WANTS TO TAKE THEM AND WE'RE HOPING WE CAN HAVE A PLACE WHERE WE CAN TAKE THESE CHILDREN AND GIVE THEM A NEW START.))
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An architect has already drawn up plans for the children's group home.
The church still must get a state license to run it.
A Franklin County man says the county and town must stop arguing -- or lose potential business.
These 20 acres could be a developer's goldmine.
The spot is just off busy Route 40 East, with a four-lane highway in the works, and several stores already in place.
In fact, Kroger already has preliminary designs for a shopping plaza.
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((CARL SIMPSON/LANDOWNER: THE DEVELOPMENT WILL INCREASE THE TAX REVENUE. WHEN THIS IS TOTALLY DEVELOPED THE ROUTE 40 EAST SECTION SHOULD PROVIDE ABOUT ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO THE COUNTY TAX REVENUE AND A HALF MILLION OR MORE TO THE TOWN.))
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But the town and county have been fighting for years over who will build sewer lines here.
And until they ARE built, no businesses will touch the land.
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The town has said it will sue the county if the two can not come to an agreement.
New information about Nazi Germany's war effort- A U-S Government report says Germany received crucial materials by trading with neutral nations.
The report says much of the material was paid for with gold the Nazis
stole from Holocaust victims and looted from European banks.
((STUART EIZENSTAT/STATE DEPT. UNDERSECRETARY: IT IS IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT THIS FLOW OF GOLD FROM GERMANY TO THE NEUTRALS PERSISTED THROUGHT THE WAR DESPITE ALLIED WARNINGS IN JANUARY OF 1943 AND IN FEBRUARY OF 1944.))
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The report says the neutral nations of Sweden, Portugal,
Spain, Turkey and Argentina supplied critical materials which sustained the war.
But it also noted positive contributions citing the considerable aide neutral nations provided to refugees fleei
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Wicca is an ancient religion, in which its estimated 200-thousand worldwide followers worship the Earth.
Its leaders are known as witches.
The Virginia Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is going to bat for a witch who wants to marry a couple in northern Virginia.
A Fairfax judge says NO.
He will NOT recognize Wicca as a religion.
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((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA CHAPTER ACLU: WHILE WE'RE ALL ACCUSTOMED TO CERTAIN MAJOR RELIGIONS, NO MATTER HOW SMALL YOUR RELIGION IS, AND MAYBE, IN MANY CASES NO MATTER HOW ODD IT IS, THE CONSTITUTION PROTECTS YOUR RIGHT TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.))
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The A-C-L-U says the I-R-S, the U-S military, and the Fourth Circuit federal appeals court have all recognized Wicca as a religion.
So the witch, Rosemary Kooiman (KOY-man), and the A-C-L-U are asking the judge to rehear her request.
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A local bakery is trying to help out Valley artists. Patrick Evans is there to explain what they're doing to make sure the artists don't have too much time to loaf around.
The Wildflour Market & Bakery in Old Southwest Roanoke is dedicated to the neighborhood it shares, and that dedication is on display every day.
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Patrick Evans explains that artists living in Old Southwest are featured regularly in month long shows.
Patrick, who's work is up right now?
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One N-F-L club has released a veteran quarterback and the Roanoke Express has a new G-M.
Mike Stevens has the details in the two minute sports ticker.
On Health Check, a popular emergency drug that could save the lives of allergy patients is recalled,
A nationwide company recall of a popular epinephrine shot is causing a high demand locally for replacements.
The makers of the auto-injector EpiPen and EpiPen junior say supply may be limited for some time.
Meantime patients with food allergies and severe allergies to bee stings are looking for an alternative.
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((MELANIE MITCHELL/SON HAS ALLERGIES:IT'S VERY SERIOUS IF HE HAS MILK, IF HE EVEN TOUCHES MILK HE CAN BREAK OUT IN HIVES AND THEN IT CAN BE EVEN MORE SERIOUS THAN THAT.))
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Keith Mitchell has a severe milk allergy and his pediatrician prescribed EpiPed.
The auto-injector is filled with a dose of epinephrine -- the medication for severe allergic reactions.
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((DR. THOMAS FAME/ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY:THOSE ARE USED IF SOMEONE HAS SEVERE ALLERGY TO BEE STINGS, THEY MAY BE OUT IN A FIELD AND GET STUNG AND THEIR BREATHING TUBES CLOSE...NOW THEY CAN'T WAIT TO GET TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM YOU'VE GOT TO BREATHE RIGHT AWAY, SO THE EPIPEN WILL GET YOU BREATHING AND OPEN YOUR AIRWAYS SO YOU CAN GET TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, SO IT'S A LIFE SAVING THING.))
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The makers of the product voluntarily recalled 47 lots of EpiPen last month after a routine quality check revealed low doses of epinephrine and in some cases the pen improperly discharged.
The company says they understand how anxious people with severe allergies are to replace their EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. auto-injectors. They are working night and day to expedite the replacement process.
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((MITCH WEST/PHARMACIST:WE'VE TRIED TO GET IT, THERE'S CURRENTLY A BACK ORDER DUE TO HIGH DEMAND BECAUSE MOST OF THE LOTS WERE TAKEN OFF THE MARKET.))
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((MELANIE MITCHELL/SON HAS ALLERGIES:AS SOON AS IT'S AVAILABLE I NEED TO GET ONE. HE'S SUPPOSE TO HAVE ONE WITH HIM AT ALLTIMES AND RIGHT NOW WE JUST DON'T HAVE ONE.))
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Pharmacists are suggesting people buy an ana-kit which is epinephrine is a syringe formula.
Another treatment alternative to the EpiPen for bee sting are a series of bee venom shots.
Helath officials want to hammer home a point about the risks of be overweight.
The American Heart Association has now added obesity to the ranks of smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol as MAJOR risks for heart disease. The group issued the new warning after a study revealed 54 percent of adults and 25 percent of children are now overweight.
Good evening folks and welcome to another red hot two minute ticker that begins on the hardwarer.
The Roanoke Express held a news conference this morning at the Roanoke Civic center to introduce the franchise's new general manager.
Steve Mason has more on Tony Mancuso, a 35 year old from Providence, Rhode Island whose passion for marketing and hockey go hand in hand.
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The Washington Caps have never played a hockey game in June, but tonight they will do just that as they host Buffalo in game five the eastern conference finals.
A win tonight and the Caps clinch the series 4 games to one and move on to the Stanley Cup finals.
On the NFL front, the Baltimore Ravens mad a big cost cutting move today by releasing veteran
The 34 old signal caller had a great season two years ago when he passed for over 4 thousand yards and 33 TDs.
The Ravens release him in order to save $2.6 million dollars in salary cap allowances. Jim Harbaugh will be the team's starter this coming season.
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Also, John Elway officially returned to football today.
A day after announcing he would play one more season he surprised a few of his teammates by showing up for mini-camp camp and throwing this afternoon.
Elway is 37.
Already this afternoon in the major leagues the Twins have beaten the A's 10-to-3.
More of today's sports for you tonight at six.
Take care everybody.
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Finally it's not unusual these days to see a principal kiss a pig or sit on a roof to get children to read more.
But a Greensboro principal came up with something better than all those stunts put together with a cherry on top.
Phyllis Martin is the principal at Cone Elementary school and when her children exceeded their reading goal, she became a human sundae.
Ms. Martin was covered in ice cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, sprinkles and of course a cherry.
She said she was glad to do it as long as it helped the children appreciate reading.